Glam Slam: Hot For July

A Fourth of July fireworks spectacular A Fourth of July fireworks spectacular

Here are a few things to love this month.

CUE THE FIREWORKS!
Happy 4th of July! Celebrate our country’s birthday with a festive, summery cocktail. Beso, Eva Longoria Parker’s Hollywood restaurant with famed chef Todd English, is famous for its Sangria. Now you can make some at home for your own bash.

PEAR & ELDERFLOWER SANGRIA
1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc Wine
4 oz Canton Ginger Liqueur
4 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
4 oz Cointreau
1 bottle white cranberry juice
2 fresh Asian pears

Mix together and let batch rest for a minimum of 3 days.
Garnish with pear slivers, raspberries, blackberry and mint.

For a non-alcoholic option, try Beso’s VIRGIN PINEAPPLE SAGE MOJITO:
Collins Glass
1/2 pressed fresh lime juice
3/4 oz rock candy syrup
Spritz of club soda
3-4 fresh sage leaves
3-4 pineapple chunks
Fill with Sprite

Muddle pineapple chunks and rock candy.
Squeeze lime juice
Spritz of Club Soda
Add sage leaves
Shake vigorously with ice
Top with ice
Fill Collins Glass to top with Sprite

ANGELINA’S BACK!
Get your Angelina fix with her new action thriller ‘Salt’. The part was originally written for a guy, but Angelina scored it! She plays CIA officer Evelyn Salt, who is on the run after being accused of being a Russian spy. ‘Salt’ hits theaters July 23.

‘GREASE’ IS (STILL) THE WORD!
The “original” high school musical returns to the big screen with Sandy, Danny and the rest of the Rydell High gang. A newly restored print of the highest grossing musical is a sing along version, so get ready to belt out ‘Summer Nights’, ‘You’re The One That I Want’ and all the other classics. July 8th in select cities.

TV STYLE
Don Draper and ‘Mad Men’ are back for the show’s 4th season July 25th on AMC. We tune in for all the retro chic fashions, of course! For plenty of country chic style, gotta love the iconic Dolly Parton. ‘Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood’ airs on the Hallmark Channel July 3rd featuring tributes and appearances by Miley Cyrus, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley and Kenny Rogers. The 5th season of TLC’s popular bridal series, ‘Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta’ premieres July 30th.

SAVVY SHOPPING
I know, July doesn’t really seem like a shopping month, but I love it. There are massive markdowns on all the Summer clothes, so you can find lots of good deals. The Fall clothes are making their debut, so there is plenty of new stuff to check out and you can start to plan your Fall wardrobe. The best of both worlds!

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